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Jun 24, 2013

This is the first in a series of round-table discussions that was recorded at the Iriss offices in the busy Merchant City of Glasgow. It forms part of the Iriss Debates project for 2013/14 and brought together individuals from key organisations to discuss the question: 'Self-directed support is just the same as an...


Jun 10, 2013

Learning Disability Week in Scotland runs from Monday 17th to Sunday 23 June 2013. The theme this year is welfare reform. Michelle Drumm talks to Jan Murdoch from the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability and Michael McEwan of Able Radio about what's happening and how to get involved.

Music Credit: Something...


Jun 5, 2013

Following the publication of the draft guidance on self-directed support, a consultation event was held on 6 June 2013 in Dunfermline, to give service providers, users of services and carers, the opportunity to air their views on the various parts of the guidance. These responses would be collated and presented as...


Jun 3, 2013

The Real Lives, Real Difference conference was held at the University of Stirling on 4 June 2013, which focused on the subject of service user and carer involvement in professional education.

It involved a presentation from Peter Beresford, who argues that user and carer involvement in professional education is...